Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145649
htdig packaging cleanups
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:14:36 EST
1. htdig includes library .a files in /usr/lib/htdig but ships no
headers so the libraries are not actually usable by other
applications, so they should not be packaged
2. htdig should link against the system libdb to avoid stuff like bug
133840 and to reduce package size
1. Yep, .a libs will be removed in next update
2. Sounds like a good idea. I'll make a fix to use the system libdb
and run some longer tests to make sure eveything works as expected.
Problem might be for updates what to do with older databases...
Read ya, Phil
OK, point 1 is no problem.
I've just spent a couple of hours trying to get rid of the db coming
The problem is though that they have modified the datastructures to
support compressed databases directly in the db code and it's being
used a lot in the htword stuff.
A major rewrite of the WordDB, WordDBCompress, WordDBPage etc. would
be required and would need lots of testing.
And that still leaves out the problem with older databases and what to
do with them...
So i'll be defering point 2 to some later date and contact the htdig
folks if they would consider dumping the own version of db and
rewriting the htdig to use a standard db as provided by every sane
system these days.
Read ya, Phil
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